‘Batman v Superman,’ ‘Fantastic Four 2’ to Battle ‘Greek Wedding,’ ‘World War Z’ Sequels

Universal’s family comedy starring Nia Vardalos will go head-to-head with DC’s top superheroes

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“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Fantastic Four 2” have new competition at the box office.

Universal will release Nia Vardalos‘ family comedy “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” on March 25, 2016, where it will go head-to-head with WB’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

The release date decision is a strong counter programming move on Universal’s part. Kirk Jones will direct for Gold Circle, HBO and Playtone.

Meanwhile, Paramount has announced that Brad Pitt‘s “World War Z” sequel will take on Fox’s “Fantastic Four” sequel on June 9, 2017.

J.A. Bayona is set to direct “World War Z 2,” which was written by Steven Knight. David Ellison‘s Skydance will produce with Pitt’s company Plan B Entertainment.

Expect the “Fantastic Four” sequel to eventually move, as it’s extremely unlikely that Hollywood would release two high-profile sequels that cater to the same audience on the same day.